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13 out of 13 people found this review helpful.
Holy Freaking Goodness - let me try and calm down
A plot that sound basic (innocent intern, older rich alpha) - but it is so unique and funny and HOT. The alpha makes me swoon, their dialogue is so rich and witty, and THANK GOD there is no BDSM in this book. I am so sick of BDSM I could scream. This is an intelligent, sensual read that strays from the norm while being freaking awesome.
I stalked this book on Goodreads for three weeks while it was Number 1 in Erotica on Kindle - thank GOD this author finally got with the program and put it on B&N.
5 stars - if I could give it more I would!!!!!
posted by AmandaF28 on October 25, 2012Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
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2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
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Posted November 8, 2012
This was such a bust for me. Inconsistent plot (Is she 20 or 21
This was such a bust for me. Inconsistent plot (Is she 20 or 21? It all depends on which part of the book you are reading. He's in dress pants and two paragraphs later his rough jeans are rubbing against her. There's more but that gives you an idea.) Absolutely no character development. The sample was awesome but then it went downhill (or maybe just nowhere???) from there. Las Vegas scenes...it was like someone with ADD wrote those and they were never interwoven in the story. Just random scenes that had potential but the author didn't take the time to explore them. I was really hoping to like this one but it didn't happen.
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Posted March 12, 2013
The blurb caught my attention not only because it promised an ol
The blurb caught my attention not only because it promised an older hero than I’m used to reading about, but said hero also sounded like the consummate bad boy. It also promised a confident and independent heroine, and I am a sucker for those. I was almost halfway through the book when the thought entered my mind that I had been misled. Horribly.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
For her debut novel, author Alessandra Torre not only penned/typed a story sure to capture the attention of FSoG fans suffering from withdrawl, but she has also boldly touched on a few things that could potentially put some readers off. Be aware that this story isn’t anything like FSoG. There are no BDSM elements, nor did I detect anything that can be deemed a romance either. This is straight up erotica.
Julia is a twenty-one year old college student who has just dumped her fiance of two years and is about to begin her full-time unpaid internship at Clarke, De Luca & Broward, a prestigious law firm. She’s assigned to Kent Broward who is known to work his interns to death. Long days and sometimes long nights are his norm. On her first day, he warns her to stay away from one particular partner, Brad De Luca. He works hard and plays hard, and is known for sleeping with his interns which is why the firm no longer lets him have female interns. The good girl does as she’s told until she shows up on Brad’s radar. From then on he’s determined to get her into his bed.
Brad De Luca is a highly sought after divorce attorney, not just for his services inside a court room but apparently in the bedrooms of numerous clients and interns as well. The blurb kindly describes him as a playboy, but a man who confesses to having slept with 150-180 women is more than just a playboy. He always gets what he wants and at the moment he wants Julia. Getting her to change her mind about having sex with love or commitment isn’t going to be easy, but he’s not easily deterred. The perfect opportunity arises when he demands she accompany him to Vegas for the weekend. Away from work and prying eyes he’ll be able to work his magic on her. The weekend will change them both in unexpected ways.
Julia was very one dimensional. She lacked depth that I often found myself wondering if she was a robot. Sadly, I think making her so young just proved how out of her league she was in comparison to the overwhelming and worldly presence of Brad. The blurb called her confident and independent. First of all she lives in a crappy college student apartment with a hippie roommate. She’s a student and has just started a full time position leaving no time for a side job, and she was tight on money. How did she support herself? Then she enters into a sexual relationship with her boss only to later bemoans the fact that if anyone at the office caught wind of that, she could lose her internship and her future prospects would go down the drain.
I found there were a lot of inconsistencies with Julia’s character, and much later on with Brad’s. Julia’s first love dumped her for a younger bimbo, and she dumped her fiance of two years right before her internship. She refuses to have sex without love and commitment, but she contradicts herself in a few chapters: 12, 13 & 19. Julia is robotic, and she’s a character who doesn’t know what she wants. It looks like her decisions change to suit the story. Brad was just a jerk for the majority of the story.
The trip to Vegas was a huge disappointment. A totally unexpected and frankly unnecessary POV popped up. Not only does Brad do something totally true to character, but Julia’s reactions are just too confusing. The “club tour” nearly put me to sleep, mainly because I already knew what was going on behind the scenes. Brad left her side at the club, so she’s drunk with her stripper guide and they’re doing body shots, she’s half naked and engaged in some F/F action in front of the other patrons.
The ending felt rushed in an effort to throw in the last few surprises and reveal Brad’s secret kink, which really wasn’t much of one (Chapter 7). I felt no emotions from those two other than lust and curiosity. If anything about Julia was attractive to Brad, it was probably her naivete and the fact that she’s still unspoiled.
I finished the story though I was tempted to stop after Vegas, but the sex wasn’t all that bad, and I wanted to see if the characters would develop more before the end. They didn’t. Instead they just confounded me even more. I don’t mind a hot and edgy story that’s a little different, but it has to make sense and flow smoothly. I wasted so much time flipping back and forth to see if some things they said or did added up or not. Nice effort on the plot, but the execution could have been better.
Posted November 9, 2012